How to Sell your House during Probate

Sell your House during Probate

How To Sell Your House During Probate In Springfield MA

This article will provide basic information on how to sell your house during probate.  We are not lawyers and this is not intended to be legal advice.  We always recommend you seek the guidance of a probate attorney.

Case Study:

Hampden Homebuyers has purchased many inherited and probate homes in and around Springfield over the years but one recent case study stands out. Two sisters, Margaret and Barbara, were in the process of probating the estate of their late parents. The property had been in the family for over forty years and had been vacant for almost 4 years as their parents were in assisted living facilities.  To make matters worse the Springfield house was filled with personal property similar to hoarders as it had been used for storage.

Up keep, maintenance, property taxes, insurance, lawn care and risk of vandalism where constant concerns and expenses for the two sisters.  They had spent countless weekends, vacations and holiday’s caring for this property………can you imagine mowing a vacant houses yard for almost 5 years?

If you are facing a similar situation, caring for an inherited property and need to sell your house during probate, understand that this is very common.

To complicate the situation even more, due to the amount of time the property was vacant, serious deterioration of the house had taken place.  For example, the roof was leaking and there was some serious foundation cracks that had made the sisters question if the home was salvageable, much less safe to be in now.  They feared that the house would need to be demolished.  This was upsetting due to the fact that the house had been in the family for generations. While they didn’t want to live in it, they also didn’t want to see it torn down.

Hampden Homebuyers was able to step in quickly and help them with some answers.  Our team determined quickly that the house was salvageable. We gave them the piece of mind that the house would be renovated and that another family would get to enjoy it for years to come.

The family explained at closing that they went with us for several reasons:

  • Professionalism
  • Honesty
  • Sensitivity to their situation
  • That we set ourselves apart from all others they spoke with

Our Acquisitions Specialists worked closely with the family from day one.  We were sure to answer all their questions, help them understand the process and help them find the best possible solution to their situation. The key is to be aware of the core need to sell your house during probate.  We were careful to be empathetic to their situation… but also to remember that they were counting on our expertise to push this deal through.  In the end, we were able to make the whole transaction as painless as possible for the two sisters.  They had nothing but good things to say to us.

So how do you sell your house during probate?

Here is some information on the process.

How do you know if you must go through the probate process?

If the property was only in the decedents name at the time of death or if it was in the decedents name and other parties names as tenants in common (without right of survivorship) then probate will be needed in order to transfer the ownership of the property in order to sell the inherited house.

When does the property not have to go through the probate process?

Ownership of the property can be passed on without going through the probate process in the following situations.

  • If the decedent was married at their time of passing and the property was in  the husband and wife’s name as tenancy by the entireties.
  • If the property was held by the decedent and other parties as joint tenants  with the right of survivorship.
  • If the property is held in a trust
  • If the property was in a life estate with the remainder of interest to another.

The Takeaway:

While probate homes offer their own set of legal challenges, the truth is we get a chance to help a family out who is going through a tough time.  When we say, “we solve real, estate problems,” we mean it.  

At Hampden Homebuyers we are experienced  in buying houses in Springfield that have been inherited and are in the probate process. So if you need to sell your house during probate, we can help.

We have years of experience dealing with these types of emotionally charged and highly sensitive situations and have developed a system that makes it as easy on you as possible. Our expert acquisitions team can take you through every step of the process.

So, are you ready to put this stressful situation behind you?

If so, then just contact us by visiting our website www.MyHouseSoldNow.com and entering your information into the form or just call or text us at 413-248-7355 and tell us a bit about your situation. We would be happy to discuss your options with you.

Hampden Homebuyers, llc
1344 Allen St
Springfield, MA 01118

PH: 413-248-7355

Inherited Home?

Inherited Home

Inherited a Springfield home?


So what if you inherit a house that you never intended on owning. Perhaps you live out of state, or even a few hours away. You don’t plan on living in it and You’ve never been a landlord before, so where do you start?

In these instances, there are plenty of resources, but only one can give you all the options. Cash buyers like Hampden Homebuyers help you make the right choice for you. We aren’t just there for ourselves, we take the time to help you understand the numbers and most of the time it’s not worth it to try to rent it out or even list it with a Realtor because of the costs involved. Of course there are going to be repairs needed and a great deal of clean up and preparations to either rent or list on the market. By calling us, there is no need for any out of pocket expenses. We’ll even take care of the garbage. All it takes is a quick phone call or quick form online and we can meet you at the house, take a few minutes to walk around and then give you a cash offer and some great options for you to move forward.

During a difficult time, we try to ease the headache and will never waste your time.

Contact us at 413-248-7355 or visit our website to fill out our online form; MyHouseSoldNow.com

Sell My House in Holyoke or South Hadley?

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SHOULD I SELL MY HOUSE IN HOLYOKE OR SOUTH HADLEY?

We help many Holyoke homeowners who are facing tough situations such as foreclosure, divorce, the death of a family member, difficult renters, expensive repairs, and many others. We can help because we buy houses fast with cash. We give fair offers and can close in a few days. So you can sell your house fast.

Many property owners who call us are swamped. They just don’t have enough time to get their property in perfect shape in order to sell it. If that describes you, then give us a call and we’ll give you a fair all-cash offer. That will take some of your stress away and put cash in your pocket.

If your property has become a burden, then you can sell it without the long wait time and expense of selling it the traditional way. Let us know about the property and we’ll give you a fair all-cash offer. We can take some of the burdens off your shoulders.

Do you need to sell a house in Holyoke, MA metro area? We Buy houses in AS IS condition with no fees or commissions; contact Hampden Homebuyers today. You can now contact Hampden Homebuyers through a variety of different websites that we have built to help us better connect with Holyoke and South Hadley area home sellers who need to sell their house fast!

FILL OUT OUR SELLERS QUESTIONNAIRE: Sell House Holyoke, Sell your South Hadley area house fast by contacting HAMPDEN HOMEBUYERS today for a no obligation Cash offer! We Buy Houses in “AS IS” condition, in “any area” in “all price ranges” and we make fair offers. Call 413-248-7355 today.

Our goal is to make selling your house as easy and low stress as possible. That’s why we pay cash and close quickly. That’s why you’ll get a fair and honest offer within 24 hours. Six months from now we want you to look back and be thankful that you called us because we made a big event in your life smooth and easy.

How to Sell your Northampton House in 1 Day!

Read on to learn how to Sell Your Northampton House in 1 Day!!

How to sell your Northampton house Quickly
Sell your Northampton House Fast

In this article you will learn the fastest and easiest way to sell your house. Whether you own a house in Northampton, Easthampton, Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke, Agawam, Longmeadow, Ludlow, West Springfield, Palmer, South Hadley, it doesn’t matter. We buy houses all over Western MA and the pioneer valley.

Hampden HomeBuyers is the Northampton area’s premiere and most reliable company when it comes to selling your Northampton house fast!!!

We specialize in buying houses in need of minor TLC and updating to major renovation and repair, so if you have thought about selling your home contact Hampden Homebuyers today for a no obligation CASH OFFER!!

Some of the advantages of working with Hampden Homebuyers:

We will pay you a “fair price” for your house and we will close the transaction on the “date of your choice”.We will also purchase your property in “as is” condition, so there is no need to complete any repairs or remove any unwanted belongings from the property. This makes the sale as easy and smooth as possible for you, the seller.

If you have thought about selling your property, but the idea of finding a realtor, completing repairs, listing the property and dealing with picky buyers is just too overwhelming……then look no further!

Sell Your House in 1 Day!

We will Buy Your House in “as is” Condition!

We will “close on the date of your choice”!

We will “Pay a Fair Price” for your home!

We will “pay all the closing costs”!

We are a real estate investment company that works in the greater Northampton area and we buy a number of houses each month throughout the region… and in every price range. We work in Northampton, Easthampton, South Hadley, Springfield, Chicopee, Agawam, Ludlow, East Longmeadow, West Springfield, Longmeadow and the surrounding areas… But the best part is… we use private funds that require no long, drawn out bank approvals. So we can act fast! We can usually close within 14 days… or as little as 72 hours. We’re as serious about buying your house as you are about selling it.

To sell your house in the fastest and easiest way possible, go to our online seller information form at MyHouseSoldNow.com… or you can call us NOW at 413-248-SELL for a no obligation CASH offer on your house. Please, just remember, by contacting the team at Hampden Homebuyers you can sell your House in 1 Day… No Realtor Commissions… No Repairs… No Closing Costs,… No Hassles… No Waiting!!!!!!

Sell your Ugly Springfield House to Hampden Homebuyers

Do you own a “Ugly Springfield House”?

Do you have a Springfield house that needs some work and fixing up, some might call it ugly? We buy houses that need minor TLC to major renovations. Hampden Homebuyers can pay you cash for your old beat up house. 

We Buy Ugly House Springfield

Want to sell your house fast without having to do all the repairs; We Buy Houses cash in as-is condition. No delays, no bank approval. Contact Hampden Homebuyers today!

Get a Fair Offer Now

Visit our website to fill out our “Sell Your House Fast Form” at Hampden Homebuyers.com or call us at 413-248-7355 today.  

Fixing up the house on a fixed income

Seniors who live on fixed incomes often have a difficult time with upkeep in their homes. On average, a homeowner spends nearly $350 a month on minor household repairs, upkeep and cleaning depending on the size of their home. That can be overwhelming for someone on a budget so what happens then? Things begin to fade, maintenance is overlooked, problems get neglected and suddenly things are just unmanageable and sometimes the home can become unlivable. No one wants that for their parents or grandparents.

It’s inevitable. We all get older. We age and need to think about the future. We all think about retirement and how much we’ll need to actually live on when we get to a certain age and because women outlive men by seven years, a lot of elderly home owners are women. Widows, divorcees as well as single independent woman are becoming more of a buying force in the real estate market, which is admirable, as long as there’s a small stipend each month set aside for repairs and problems that arise. Owning a home can be spendy and there’s not a handy man or maintenance man that stops by when you pick up a phone and make a call.

At some point, we all end up helping out someone we know who can’t quite make ends meet or needs help around the house. Whether it’s a loved one, parent, uncle, aunt or neighbor, we’ve all been there. So what happens when the house just can’t be saved. There’s no allowance for updates and repairs and the house needs to be sold. This is where Hampden Homebuyers comes in. To help out with the transition and make it easy to cash out. If you know of someone in this situation, lend a hand, or let them know about us and what we do. You can reach us at 413-248-7355 or visit our website: https://hampdenhomebuyers.com for a fair offer. 

Home For Sale Holyoke MA

Here is an incredible house that we bought and renovated. We buy Houses in Holyoke MA 

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We have a beautiful home for sale in Holyoke at 391 Homestead Ave. We bought this house as a fixer upper and renovated it into an amazing home.  Check out the pictures to see just how beautiful it is!!!

This is a 2 bedroom ranch with 1,056 square feet. It features a new kitchen, new bath, central air, new windows and a 1 car garage. It is a gorgeous home for sale in Holyoke!!

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To see this beautiful home email sales @ hampdenhomebuyers.com

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Out of State Springfield Rental

So you bought a house, or two for an investment in Springfield MA or decided to move out of state and instead of selling the home you lived

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in, you decided to rent it out.  Then you moved out of state, perhaps to retire or make a career change, at any rate you now have to worry about renters.

Owning an out of state rental property can be extremely costly. Sometimes travel is necessary, unless you pay a costly management company. As we all know, renters come and go and it’s difficult to find a good one who wants to rent for more than a year. 30% of renters don’t stay more than a year as they have goals and aspirations of their own, or perhaps they are just at a temporary job or not sure what the future holds for them, nevertheless, they won’t stay forever, which means you are constantly working. Working on a home you never plan to live in again. Is it really worth it? And if you moved away to “retire” and you still own that rental home elsewhere, you are still tied down. No one wants to be tied down while retired.

Rentals also need constant repairs, yard-work, updating and TLC, which is another reason you will remain at your renter’s beck and call. Even a newer home can have problems and need maintenance upkeep.

Traveling back and forth to your Springfield rental can be a drain on your bank account, along with time taken away from other things, like family, hobbies and fun travel. Some things to think about when thinking of selling your out of state rental home~~ you’ll save time and money and have peace of mind, along with cashing out that equity that you may need for more important things.

If you live out of state and are thinking of selling your Springfield house, contact us today at 413-248-7355 or fill out our sell fast form at https://hampdenhomebuyers.com/